Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About DIMETHICONE/ METHICONE COPOLYMER: Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer is a copolymer of dimethicone and methicone monomers.
Function(s): Anticaking Agent
Synonym(s): DIMETHICONE/METHICONE COPOLYMER, DI-ME ME HYDROGEN SILOXANES AND SILICONES; ME HYDROGEN SILOXANES AND SILICONES, DI-ME; SILOXANES AND SILICONES, DI-ME, ME HYDROGEN; SILOXANES AND SILICONES, DIME, ME HYDROGEN
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife||Canada PBTs - Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics (ARET)|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|EC (Environment Canada). 1994. Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics (ARET). ARET substance list of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals.|
|EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry. |
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
Products Containing the Ingredient
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